150 state players on NFL opening rosters

FILE - Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb, formerly of Cedartown High in northwest Georgia, takes the field during practice at the NFL football team's training facility Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Berea, Ohio. Cleveland's Pro Bowl running back hasn't changed since the moment he joined the Browns as a second-round draft pick in 2018 and immediately impressed everyone with his selfless attitude, tireless work ethic and drive to improve every day. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
FILE - Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb, formerly of Cedartown High in northwest Georgia, takes the field during practice at the NFL football team's training facility Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Berea, Ohio. Cleveland's Pro Bowl running back hasn't changed since the moment he joined the Browns as a second-round draft pick in 2018 and immediately impressed everyone with his selfless attitude, tireless work ethic and drive to improve every day. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Credit: Ron Schwane

Credit: Ron Schwane

About 150 former Georgia high school players made rosters of NFL teams entering the first week of the season, which begins Thursday with a game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans.

Twenty-five are rookies, including 2020 first-round picks Andrew Thomas of Pace Academy and the New York Giants, Derrick Brown of Lanier and the Carolina Panthers, and A.J. Terrell of Westlake and the Atlanta Falcons.

Norcross, Tucker and Stephenson, with five each, have the most active NFL players among Georgia schools.

The Giants are the NFL team with the most Georgia players with nine. Every NFL team has at least one Georgia player.

Neither the NFL nor any media has compiled state-by-state data on 2020 rosters yet, so it is unknown how Georgia ranks nationally, but a MaxPreps analysis in 2019 put Georgia solidly in fourth behind California, Texas and Florida. Georgia’s numbers are up this season.

GHSF Daily’s list includes only players on active rosters or injured reserve as of noon Tuesday. It does not include about a dozen Georgia players on practice squads and about a half-dozen who opted out of the 2020 season because of COVID-19.ody of story

Note: (r) - denotes rookie. IJ - denotes player on injured reserve.

POS Player High School College NFL
DEVic BeasleyAdairsvilleClemsonTitans
QBJoshua DobbsAlpharettaTennesseeSteelers
DTTyler Clark (r)Americus-SumterGeorgiaBengals
WRJakobi MeyersArabia MountainN.C. StatePatriots
WRBreshad PerrimanArabia MountainUCFJets
CBJustin ColemanBrunswickTennesseeLions
CBDarius SlayBrunswickMississippi StateEagles
DBTracy WalkerBrunswickLouisiana-LafayetteLions
LSBlake Ferguson (r)BufordLSUDolphins
LSReid FergusonBufordLSUBills
WRJohn Hurst (r)CambridgeWest GeorgiaBucaneers
DEDarryl JohnsonCamden CountyNorth Carolina A&TBills
MLBJarrad DavisCamden CountyFloridaLions
LSJosh HarrisCarrolltonAuburnFalcons
DBJonathan JonesCarrolltonAuburnPatriots
DTDontavius Russell-IJCarrolltonAuburnJaguars
OTChris HubbardCarver (Columbus)UABBrowns
RBNick ChubbCedartownGeorgiaBrowns
LBCam Gill (r)Chapel HillWagnerBucaneers
CBChris MiltonCharlton CountyGeorgia TechTitans
RBSenorise PerryChattoogaLouisvilleTitans
WRTyreek HillCoffeeWest AlabamaChiefs
OTCameron ErvingColquitt CountyFlorida StateCowboys
TEGerald EverettColumbiaSouth AlabamaRams
DBEssang Bassey (r)ColumbusWake ForestBroncos
PChris JonesCoosaCarson-NewmanCowboys
CBMontre Hartage-IJCrisp CountyNorthwesternGiants
FBAlex ArmahDaculaWest GeorgiaPanthers
WRCorey DavisDaculaWestern MichiganTitans
OLBLeonard FloydDodge CountyGeorgiaRams
DTMontravius AdamsDooly CountyAuburnPackers
RBAntonio Gibson (r)Eagle's LandingMemphisWashington
SSShawn WilliamsEarly CountyGeorgiaBengals
DTSheldon RankinsEastsideLouisvilleSaints
WRMecole HardmanElbert Co.GeorgiaChiefs
DEIsaac RochellELCANotre DameChargers
CBBuster SkrineEtowahUTCBears
WRDarius SlaytonGACAuburnGiants
LBA.J. JohnsonGainesvilleTennesseeBroncos
QBDeshaun WatsonGainesvilleClemsonTexans
RBDeeJay Dallas (r)Glynn AcademyMiami (Fla.)Seahawks
RBWayne GallmanGraysonClemsonGiants
WRKalif RaymondGreater Atlanta ChristianHoly CrossTitans
DEArden KeyHapeville CharterLSURaiders
LBTae Crowder (r)Harris CountyGeogiaGiants
OLBJordan JenkinsHarris CountyGeorgiaJets
OGJames CarpenterHephzibahAlabamaFalcons
OLBBradley ChubbHillgroveN.C. StateBroncos
RBKenyan DrakeHillgroveAlabamaCardinals
TEEvan EngramHillgroveMississippiGiants
DEJonathan Greenard (r)HiramFloridaTexans
QBJake Fromm (r)Houston CountyGeorgiaBills
OLBD'Andre WalkerHughesGeorgiaSeahawks
DEAnthony Lanier-IJJenkinsAlabama A&MSaints
TEHarrison Bryant (r)John Milledge AcademyFlorida AtlanticBrowns
CBCameron SuttonJonesboroTennesseeSteelers
OTDonnell GreeneKellMinnesotaJaguars
DTDerrick Brown (r)LanierAuburnPanthers
MLBRaekwon McMillanLiberty CountyOhio StateRaiders
OTElijah WilkinsonLovejoyMassachusettsBroncos
WRPreston WilliamsLovejoyColorado StateDolphins
CBKenny MooreLowndesValdosta StateColts
FSKevin ByardM.L. KingMiddle TennesseeTitans
ILBRoquan SmithMacon CountyGeorgiaBears
LBTyrell AdamsMaysWest GeorgiaTexans
DEDalvin TomlinsonMcDonoughAlabamaGiants
OGKofi AmichiaMcEachernSouth Florida49ers
OGTremayne Anchrum (r)McEachernClemsonRams
OTChuma EdogaMcEachernUSCJets
DEAllen BaileyMcIntosh County AcademyMiamiFalcons
RBPeyton BarberMiltonAuburnWashington
DECarl LawsonMiltonAuburnBengals
DTGrover StewartMitchell CountyAlbany StateColts
WRMichael GallupMonroe AreaColorado StateCowboys
DEStephon TuittMonroe AreaNotre DameSteelers
LBLorenzo CarterNorcrossGeorgiaGiants
WRGeremy DavisNorcrossConnecticutLions
OGMax GarciaNorcrossFloridaCardinals
TEChris HerndonNorcrossMiamiJets
RBAlvin KamaraNorcrossTennesseeSaints
DTKyle LoveNorth ClaytonMississippi StateBucaneers
CBKindle Vildor (r)North ClaytonGeorgia SouthernBears
TEDarren WallerNorth CobbGeorgia TechRaiders
TEJared CookNorth GwinnettSouth CarolinaSaints
TEC.J. UzomahNorth GwinnettAuburnBengals
WRChris ConleyNorth PauldingGeorgiaJaguars
CBBrandon FacysonNorthgateVirginia TechChargers
KWil LutzNorthgateGeorgia StateSaints
DTAbry JonesNorthside (Warner Robins)GeorgiaJaguars
CBSteven NelsonNorthside (Warner Robins)Oregon StateSteelers
DTIsaiah MackNW WhitfieldUTCTitans
KSam Sloman (r)Pace AcademyMiami (Ohio)Rams
OTAndrew Thomas (r)Pace AcademyGeorgiaGiants
RBChris CarsonParkviewOklahoma StateSeahawks
WRAntonio Gandy-Golden (r)Paulding CountyLibertyWashington
WRDemarcus RobinsonPeach CountyFloridaChiefs
OTOrlando BrownPeachtree RidgeOklahomaRavens
DTCameron HeywardPeachtree RidgeOhio StateSteelers
LBKevin MinterPeachtree RidgeLSUBucaneers
CBBradley RobyPeachtree RidgeOhio StateTexans
CBCasey HaywardPerryVanderbiltChargers
TECharlie Woerner (r)Rabun CountyGeorgia49ers
OLBThomas DavisRandolph-ClayGeorgiaWashington
SSVonn BellRidgelandOhio StateBengals
LBNeville HewittRockdale CountyMarshallJets
DTGrady JarrettRockdale CountyClemsonFalcons
PTy LongRoswellUABChargers
SAFXavier McKinney-IJ (r)RoswellAlabamaGiants
CBMike HiltonSandy CreekMississippiSteelers
CBIsaiah JohnsonSandy CreekHoustonRaiders
DEStephen WeatherlyShilohVanderbiltPanthers
DTJustin JonesSouth CobbNorth CarolinaChargers
KRodrigo Blankenship (r)SprayberryGeorgiaColts
RBJerick McKinnonSprayberryGeorgia Southern49ers
DEJabari Zuniga-IJ (r)SprayberryFloridaJets
PSam MartinStarr's MillAppalachian StateBroncos
DEJustin HoustonStatesboroGeorgiaColts
RBMike DavisStephensonSouth CarolinaPanthers
LBBruce IrvinStephensonWest VirginiaSeahawks
OLBPreston SmithStephensonMississippi StatePackers
DEMontez SweatStephensonMississippi StateRedskins
DED.J. Wonnum (r)StephensonSouth CarolinaVikings
WRQuintez Cephus (r)Stratford AcademyWisconsinLions
CBRock Ya-SinSouthwest DeKalbTempleColts
CBA.J. BouyeTuckerUCFBroncos
CBDuke ShelleyTuckerKansas StateBears
CBNeiko ThorpeTuckerAuburnSeahawks
DEJonathan Ledbetter-IJTuckerGeorgiaDolphins
LBJames VaughtersTuckerStanfordBears
DBDarqueze DennardTwiggs CountyMichigan StateFalcons
TEJordan AkinsUnion GroveUCFTexans
CBD.J. WhiteUnion GroveGeorgia TechCowboys
DTCortez BroughtonVeteransCincinnatiChargers
WRMarquez Callaway (r)Warner RobinsTennesseeSaints
DTT.Y. McGillWayne CountyN.C. StateEagles
CDavid AndrewsWesleyanGeorgiaPatriots
QBCam NewtonWestlakeAuburnPatriots
CBA.J. Terrell (r)WestlakeClemsonFalcons
KHarrison ButkerWestministerGeorgia TechChiefs
PBlake Gillikin (r)WestminsterPenn StateSaints
OTTrent BrownWestoverFloridaRaiders
SSKareem JacksonWestside (Macon)AlabamaBroncos
SAFKyle Dugger (r)WhitewaterLenoir-RhynePatriots
OLBBud DupreeWilkinson CountyKentuckySteelers
CBChandon SullivanWinder-BarrowGeorgia StatePackers
RBBruce MillerWoodstockCentral FloridaJaguars
DBAndrew AdamsWoodward AcademyConnecticutBucaneers
DEHenry AndersonWoodward AcademyStanfordJets
PA.J. ColeWoodward AcademyN.C. StateRaiders

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